Six Nations: England prop Mako Vunipola ruled out with ankle injury

Mako Vunipola became once injured in the 44th minute at Twickenham and became once changed by Ben Moon

England prop Mako Vunipola has been dominated out of the relaxation of the Six Worldwide locations with an ankle hurt.

The 28-year-broken-down, one of England’s handiest performers to date in the championship, suffered ankle ligament worry in Sunday’s Forty four-eight hold over France at Twickenham.

He is anticipated to be out for 10 weeks and will return to his membership Saracens.

“It is clearly very disappointing to lose Mako at this stage,” England head coach Eddie Jones acknowledged.

“He is a in point of fact well-known player for us nonetheless it does present a possibility for the personnel to grow.”

Vunipola uncared for the autumn Check suits with a calf hurt, however returned to the realm arena in opposition to Eire, producing an astonishing individual efficiency in the 32-20 hold.

He backed that up with a solid efficiency in opposition to France, before leaving the discipline on the originate of the 2nd half of.

Vunipola’s hurt will display mask a possibility to Exeter’s Ben Moon and Leicester’s Ellis Genge, who hold each featured staunch thru the Six Worldwide locations.

Analysis

BBC Sport rugby union correspondent Chris Jones

With each Vunipolas and Manu Tuilagi operating revolt in the opening two rounds of the Six Worldwide locations, England had regarded an infinitely extra extremely optimistic and dynamic side to the one which struggled in 2018, so Mako’s hurt is a foremost setback.

The prop became once astonishingly correct in England’s ambush of Eire in Dublin, and while Ben Moon and Ellis Genge hold done admirably when known as upon, Moon can’t match Vunipola’s all-spherical sport, while Genge is composed raw.

With Leigh Halfpenny declared fit and Vunipola dominated out, Wales fans will feel a minute extra certain about their chances of halting the English juggernaut.

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